The original Apple logo, like you've never seen before!
In the directions, an ingenious means of getting the color layers right is explained, credits go to "zeq" with this.
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Print in the ideal color combination for the experience!
Buy them if you don't have all the colors at hand. For example , faberdashery.co.uk includes a Rainbow fun pack with 10 colors.
When using the supplied g-code, if you want to find the width of each color in your print to be exactly equal and a 6th of the total height, and you have an Ultimaker with a 0.4mm nozzle, use the provided useful filament cutting sheet, or just the dimensions on it. This will make a nicely sized(63mm high)decorative object.
But if you want to do this with anything else
1) Quantify the amount of filament that your machine takes in per E's in your g-code. Do some experiment like, making the machine push on 1000E's, 500E's or 5000E's, and look at filament's mm's that went in the exturder. Now you know how many mm goes in state, 1000E's
2) Create g-code for the thing(note that you want a fill for this print, particularly to encourage the stem.) , open it and look at the last lines at the Z number and note this down. This is how large your object will be in mm's.
3) Do the following calculation
(total height of object) / 47 x 6 = the width of each color for your object.
4) Now that you have the height for each color, you can determine at what height in your object they are going to start. Note the starting heights of every color down.
5) Next, you can look again at the Z numbers in your g-code. First, find the point at which Z is the nearest to the width of your color. For example, if the width is 8.04mm, look for something like 8.02 or 8.06. Find the one that is closest.
6) When you discover the right Z number, look at the E number behind it. Note this down.
7) Repeat step 6 until the green color. Note down every E number behind the Z amount.
8) Describe the difference in E numbers for each color layer.
9) divide these differences in E amounts by the mm/E that you calculated in step 1. This will give you the amount of filament for each color.
10) Cut the filaments in the appropriate dimensions and preferably combine them before printing by your favourite method of choice. Look around a bit for how people do it when you haven't done this before.
Because if you do, you will have the probability of running out of filament to your print due to the small miss-calculations note you don't need to reduce on the green. If using a Bowden tube, then you will need filament to push the green into the.